November 2011

With rising standards and expectations, greater student need, and ever-more-intense financial pressures, what will it take for communities to help schools meet these new challenges? This issue of VUE was produced collaboratively by AISR and Public Education Network and grew from the work of the National Commission on Civic Investment in Public Education, convened by PEN in 2009 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Prudential Corporation. Much of the content of this issue draws on the Commission’s work and on its 2011 report An Appeal to All Americans. (Winter 2012)